The Stetson Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist campus ministry serving Stetson University and surrounding colleges. Stetson Wesley exists to provide a sustainable, student-led ministry of hospitality, justice, leadership development, faith formation, and worship so that young people experience the healing, transforming love of God and grow as principled leaders for the Church and world.
We value different interests and like to offer something for everyone. Students and young adults of any faith background are welcome at everything we do. Scroll down to find something that’s right for you.
Our biweekly service returns, complete with liturgy, music, dialogue and a message. Each semester we focus on a theme and build our services around that theme, in past semesters we focused on basic human goodness, spirituality in politics, and social justice. This fall, we’ll be hearing from inspirational leaders from across Central Florida!
Explore spirituality through outdoor recreation! Wesley Wanders connects spirituality and nature with activities such as meditation walks or paddle boarding. We also have indoor activities such as our most popular event recently which has been indoor rock climbing at DynoClimb.
Equally Loved is our small group for the LGBT+ community and their allies. Join us as we discuss spirituality and the LGBT+ community, in the past we have done this through a book discussion.
Want to learn about applying the Bible to the modern world? Join us for brunch once a month to discuss taboo topics in the Bible relating to modern day issues. We will discuss stories and themes you aren’t likely to hear in church.
These days we all need some time to relax, and art is a great meditative practice! Art and Soul will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. This event will be held in partnership with the Create Space in downtown Deland, a local business that offers art lessons and more to patrons.
Join us over ice cream for a discussion of parables from around the world and across religious and storytelling traditions. Plus you can enjoy complimentary ice cream from local businesses in the DeLand area!
We strive to be a safe community where young people can have hard conversations, develop as leaders, and experience unconditional belonging. We shape our shared life around social justice, serving our neighborhood, and dedication to diversity and inclusion. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to those of any faith background, or no faith at all. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in religion or spirituality because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity.
So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.